Letter to the Editor

Agree to disagree

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Last month, one of the "Colin You Out" offerings grabbed my attention. I must admit, on first blush, the sentiments were not overwhelmingly warm or receptive. It has taken me over a week to come up with the words that describe how this piece has impacted me. Then an email I received from a good friend settled the matter. And it was not necessarily the way both he and I initially felt about Staff Writer Van Westen's contribution to the public discourse.

In the above mentioned email, I was informed that the week of May 1 is National Friendship Week. Quotes from the beloved curmudgeon Andy Rooney were featured. One that stuck was this: "I've learned that when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. Pretty good advice, the more I think about it. Above all, I want to be happy, and I pray that my family and friends are in the same boat. So, while I am diametrically opposed to Colin's "We Need Obama, I'm going to wish him well. We don't have to agree with everyone to get along with everyone! Oh, yes, the New York Yankees are starting a three game series with the Cubs, in Chicago. Need I say more?

Bill Kersting, Spencer